TOTM: Short List of Resources for young people

Please see our list of key links below:


If you need immediate help, please call emergency services on 999 or The Samaritans on 116 123.

Youth Arts & Health Trust provide arts therapy sessions (online or face to face) for children and young people up to 25 who are experiencing anxiety and/or depression.  They often have funded or part-funded sessions available for those on lower incomes.

Free helpline or web chat from 5pm- midnight.

Childline provide games, videos, a calm zone , art boxes , letter builders, mood journals , coping kits, 1-2-1 counsellor chats ,  an info & advice database, and message boards.

Young Minds can help you find help, and provide resources on gender, sexuality, racism, gaming & mental health, drugs & alcohol and more.

Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Papyrus offer support and help for anyone under 35 thinking of suicide, or anyone worried about anyone at risk.

Young Devon support young people across Devon, Plymouth and Torbay. They can help with life skills, accommodation, wellbeing and more.

A free phonecall/ email/ write to service, Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. They’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Help for gender-diverse children, young people and their families.

 Info, help and advice on a range of digital/internet/social media topics.

Youth Access Resource Hub, information for young people on where to get support and how to get involved in campaigns during the coronavirus outbreak.

Are you looking for someone to talk to about how you’re feeling? Want to read up on a particular mental health issue such as depression or anxiety? Struggling to understand bills and worried about falling into debt? Their information and advice pages hopefully have what you need. If not, they’ll show you who can.

They offer a wide range of information, advice, counselling and support services to young people. 14-16 Union Street, Derry’s Cross, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2SR.

Essential support for under 25s.

A range of apps recommended by the NHS to help with your physical and mental health / wellbeing.

Want something to listen to instead? Try BBC Sounds’ Wellbeing series.